Your very own portable ice rink
Pretty much every kid has wished they had their own personal ice rink during the winter, some may have even gone so far as to break out the hose and try to ice their driveway, much to the annoyance of their parents. Don’t try that last one, it ends up not giving you enough ice, but it does give you enough to slip about a hundred times. Now you can get your own kid, or maybe yourself, a portable, storable ice rink for use in the winter, it doesn’t even require tools to set up.
The rink just takes a couple of consecutive days of freezing temperatures to be skater-ready. And you don’t need a super flat backyard for this, the design can accommodate dips and other oddities in your yard. During a freak increase of temperature, the framing system will keep all the water in. A vinyl underlining protects your poor, poor grass, and the rigid PVC framework prevents cuts to the rinks’ frame. If your grass somehow manages to cut the vinyl, fear not, as a repair kit is included. Painted into the rink are the blue and red lines, familiar to any hockey lover.
Your rink can be as small as 15 feet, or as large as 37. Prices start at $200 but go as high as $600. Anybody living in frequent cold weather (Canada anyone?) with a hockey/skating loving kid with a big backyard should check the Portable Back Yard Ice Rink out, it’s pretty sweet. I want one, but with it being 70 degrees today in December, I don’t think it’ll get much use.